Great news from Spain!
It is now official: Spain has finally opened its doors to international tourism!
On June 4th Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has signed the ordinance INT/552/2021 BOE June 5th, 2021 that will allow all vaccinated travellers, “regardless of their country of origin”, to be able to travel to Spain for any reason and without quarantine, starting from today, June 7th.
Thanks to the new ordinance foreign citizens with a Vaccination Certificate recognised by the Ministry of Health, have been added to the list of non-UE/Schengen travellers who are exempt from the ban on non-essential travel to Spain, which up to now had been mainly for Spanish citizens and residents, students as well as several different categories of key workers.
With the enter in force of the new ordinance, starting from June 7th, 2021 the following documents are needed to arrive to Spain:
- Health Control Form (QR code) + vaccination certification are required for vaccinated foreigners
- Health Control Form (QR code) + one of the below certifications are required for Spanish citizens, UE Citizens, resident foreigners and other foreigners categories with authorisation to travel to Spain
Let’s see them in details.
Which documents are required to travel to Spain?
HEALTH CONTROL FORM
- All passengers (Spanish or foreign) must fill in a Health Control Form before travelling to Spain, including those arriving in transit, in order to obtain a QR code to show at the arrival, in digital or printed format. To fill in the form please refer to the Spain Travel Health website.
- For passengers arriving by sea, the form can currently only be submitted in paper format. You can download it here.
- All passengers (Spanish or foreign) with final destination Spain must undergo a health check on arrival (temperature check, document check and visual check).
Any passenger (Spanish or foreign) coming from a country or risk area, who intends to enter Spain, will be required one of the following certification: Vaccination certificate, Diagnostic Certificate or Recovery Certificate.
– Vaccination Certificate
Vaccination certificate confirm that the holder has received a vaccination against COVID-19.
Certificates of vaccination issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin will be accepted as valid from 14 days after the date of administration of the last dose of the full course. The vaccines accepted shall be those authorised by the European Medicines Agency or those that have completed the World Health Organisation’s emergency use process.
The vaccination certificate shall include at least the following information: name and surname of the holder, date of vaccination, type of vaccine, number of doses, country of issue, organisation that issued the certificate.
– Diagnostic Certificate
Diagnostic Certificate indicates the result of a diagnostic test with a negative result issued within 48 hours prior to arrival in Spain. Accepted tests are:
- Molecular test
- Antigen tests
The diagnostic test certificate must include at least the following information: name and surname of the holder, date of sampling, type of test performed, country of issue.
– Certificate of Recovery
Certificate of Recovery confirm that the holder has recovered from COVID-19.
Certificates of recovery issued by the competent authority or by a medical service at least 11 days after the first positive diagnostic test will be accepted as valid. The validity of the certificate shall end 180 days from the date of sampling.
The recovery certificate shall include at least the following information: name and surname of the holder, date of the positive and negative diagnostic test, type of test performed, country of issue.
The above obligation is valid for passengers coming from countries and areas at risk (at the moment all the European Countries and most of non-European Countries). You can check and download the list of countries and areas at risk at the following link. Please be aware that the countries and areas at risk are updated every 15 days and can be consulted on the website of the Ministry of Health.
Please consider that the above information is based on the last ordinance dated June 4th, entering in force from June 7th. You can find the full ordinance at the following link: BOE June 5th, 2021. For more information and further updates we invite you to check the official Spanish website of the Ministry of Health.
Should you need any further assistance do not hesitate to ask. Our dedicated team in Mallorca we will be more than glad to assist you with your travel arrangements, and can not wait to welcoming you in the Balearic islands!